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Arms Proliferation and Abuse Shatter Communities in Côte d'Ivoire - AI
20 March 2013
Amnesty International (London)
Reckless and illegal arms supplies from Europe, Africa and China to the warring parties in Côte d'Ivoire over the past decade continue to fuel grave human rights abuses and violent crime in the country, Amnesty International said in a detailed report launched at the United Nations (UN) headquarters.
The 33-page report, Communities shattered by arms proliferation and abuse in Côte d'Ivoire, documents how a handful of states and a network of multinational arms... (GunPolicy.org)
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A Shopkeeper Found Dead by Gunshot in Senegal [Francais]
18 June 2012
Agence de Presse Sénégalaise
[Translated summary: A shopkeeper was found dead by gunshot at his residence in Senegal. It appears that the death was caused by the mishandling of a firearm 22 gauge from Argentina.]
MOUDERY (Bakel) - Un commerçant de 47 ans a été retrouvé mort, laissant apparaître une blessure par arme à feu, lundi à Moudéry, localité située à 28 Km de Bakel (Est), a appris l'APS sur place, de source policière.
La victime a été découverte à son domicile avec l'impact... (GunPolicy.org)
Read More: Agence de Presse Sénégalaise
Belarus FM Denies Reports of Illegal Arms Transfers to Côte d'Ivoire
20 April 2012
Spokesman for the Belarusian Foreign Ministry Andrei Savinykh denied reports of arms shipments to Côte d'Ivoire in violation of the UN sanctions. "It's not even an accusation; it's a clumsy attempt of individual journalists to muddy the waters, as the proverb says," he said.
"The Belarusian side has been always cooperating openly with experts from the UN Security Council Committee on Côte d'Ivoire, whose reports these pseudo-journalists referred to. If they really... (GunPolicy.org)
Read More: Telegraf (Belarus)
Senegal: 456 Licences to Carry Firearms Granted in 2011 [Francais]
14 March 2012
Press Afrik (Dakar)
[Translated summary: An annual report from Senegal Ministry of Interior reveals that there were 1,556 applications for licences to carry or to possess firearms in 2011. 456 authorisations were granted.]
La demande en armement a été forte au cours de l'année 2011. 1556 demandes de permis de port ou détention d'armes à feu ont été enregistrées par l'APS de la période allant de janvier à novembre 2011.
456 autorisations ont été notées parmi les 1556... (GunPolicy.org)
Read More: Press Afrik (Dakar)
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Brazil Arms Exports: Country Preaches Peace, Sells Tons of Arms
28 February 2012
Huffington Post (USA)
A small, scratched metal can thrown on the ground created Brazil's first diplomatic embarrassment of 2012. The canister of tear gas had been collected by pro-democracy activists in Bahrain. Stamped across the can in blue was a Brazilian flag and the words 'MADE IN BRAZIL.'
One year had passed since Bahrain became the stage for pro-democracy protests by the majority Shiites against the Sunni monarchy commanded by king Hamad bin-Isa Khalifa. The protesters had been... (GunPolicy.org)
Read More: Huffington Post (USA)
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Brazilian Gun Industry Seeks New Markets: Africa and Asia [Portugues]
27 January 2012
[Translated summary: With the support of the Ministries of Defence and Foreign Affairs, Brazilian gun manufacturers seek new markets in countries with a history of human rights violations: Tunisia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Philippines and Yemen. Brazil is among the six countries in the world with annual exports exceeding $ 100 million, according to recent research from Small Arms Survey. According to the Army, responsible for supervising and controlling exports from 2005 to... (GunPolicy.org)
Read More: Publica (Brazil)
Senegal Government Suspends Licences to Carry Guns for Four Months
1 January 2012
Daily Nation (Nairobi)
DAKAR — Senegal's interior ministry has announced the suspension of all licences it awarded civilians that guaranteed them to legally carry arms ahead of polls in February.
A statement by the ministry on Friday night said the suspension takes immediate effect and will stay put for four months. The move is in the "best interest of civilians and will further intended to protect and guarantee peace and security in the country," the statement said.
It did not provide... (GunPolicy.org)
Read More: Daily Nation (Nairobi)
Arming Village Chiefs in Senegal Would Fuel Conflict in South [Francais]
21 July 2011
Walf Fadjri (Senegal)
[Translated summary: The Movement Against Small Arms in West Africa (MALAO) was scandalised after the head of State expressed his wish to arm village chiefs. For MALAO, this is dangerous especially for a region like the Casamance where the proliferation of small arms sustains the conflict.]
Scandalisé, le mouvement contre les armes légères en Afrique de l'ouest l'est après la volonté exprimée par le chef de l'Etat d'armer les chefs de village. Pour le Malao,... (GunPolicy.org)
Read More: Walf Fadjri (Senegal)
West African NGO Launches Action Against Armed Violence in Senegal
12 May 2010
Afrique en ligne
DAKAR, Senegal - The Movement against Light Weapons in West Africa (MALA0), in partnership with civil society organizations, among them Présence chrétienne and SOS Equilibre, on Monday in Dakar, the Senegalese capital, launched a week-long action against armed violence.
The 10-16 May initiative, launched for the first time in 2001, aims at stopping the proliferation and the excessive use of small arms in the world.
The initiative will also sensitize and campaign for... (GunPolicy.org)
Read More: Afrique en ligne
West African Groups Meet to Plan Curbs on Gun Running, Armed Violence
15 October 2009
Afrique en ligne / PANA
DAKAR, Senegal — The director of ECOWAS Small Arms Control Programme (ECOSAP), Mohamed Lamine Coulibaly, has stressed the need to build the capacity of the national commissions in order to enhance the fight against the proliferation of light and small arms in the sub-region.
Speaking here Wednesday at the third annual conference of national commissions on small arms, he said that the ECOSAP had entered a critical stage of growth that would enable it, in its news plan... (GunPolicy.org)
Read More: Afrique en ligne / PANA
Senegal Ratifies United Nations Convention to Curb Illicit Gun Trade
29 April 2008
Afrique en ligne / Panapress
DAKAR, Senegal — Senegal has ratified the ECOWAS Convention on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW), their ammunitions and other related materials.
According to a communiqué of the Movement Against Small Arms in West Africa (MAL AO) obtained by PANA, Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade, by passing the Act, had shown his country's commitment to fight the illegal circulation of small arms.
Senegal thus becomes the fifth country to ratify the ECOWAS convention after... (GunPolicy.org)
Read More: Afrique en ligne / Panapress
Guinea-Bissau Officials Publicly Burn Hundreds of Illegal Guns [Francais]
14 June 2007
Guineeconakry / AGP
[Translated summary: In Guinea-Bissau, the prefecture of Koumbia publicly incinerated 354 guns and light weapons].
Conakry — Dans la sous préfecture de Koumbia à Gaoual, les autorités civiles et militaires ont procédé samedi 9 juin dernier, à l'incinération de quelques 354 armes légères. Selon les observateurs, ces armes, circulaient dans les différentes frontières entre la Guinée , le Sénégal, la Gambie et la Guinée Bissao , il y a 60 ans ! …
Read More: Guineeconakry / AGP
Local NGO, Canadians Launch Small Arms Reduction Campaign in Senegal
2 March 2006
Angola Press (Luanda)
DAKAR, Senegal — The Movement Against Light Arms in West Africa (MALAO) has undertaken a vast operation aimed at sensitising and promoting economic activities in the Casamance region of southern Senegal, an area facing an armed rebellion since 1982, in a bid to improve security in the country's south, MALAO president Christine Agboton said on Wednesday.
MALAO's activities were mainly aimed at making advocacy work at local communities in order to fight against the... (GunPolicy.org)
Read More: Angola Press (Luanda)